Stand-in skipper I Wathen lost an important toss and Romsey were inserted to bat on a wicket which looked as though it would be lively and offer a lot to the bowlers.
This proved to be the case as throughout the innings Romsey could never really get on top of the Clatford bowlers who exploited the conditions effectively. A few of the batsman got starts but could not carry on to get a big score, and wickets fell too regularly. Romsey were bowled out for a disappointing 95 in the 39th over, D Service made 21, and B Hayes 11, A Roberts 13 and J Trodd 12 also made double figures.
After tea, Upper Clatford began their reply nervously against opening bowers Perrin (2-18) and Humphries (1-29) and were 33-3 looking shaky. However, the Clatford middle order cashed in on anything loose on a now more sedate wicket and although Romsey took 2 more wickets, their opponents got to the 96 required with 19 overs to spare. J Trodd and R Wathen also took a wicket each for OTs and Romsey who battled hard in the field but it was always going to be difficult defending such a low score against a side who remain unbeaten.